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How the Number Line Should Be Used at Each Grade Level to Support Coherence in Mathematics

May 8, 2017 at 7:36 PM

Using number lines is one of those topics that are often taken for granted in the elementary and middle school curriculum. With the advent of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, their...Read more

How to Use the Standards for Mathematical Practice in K– Grade 2

March 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM

One way to help students achieve high levels of mathematical proficiency is to use the Standards for Mathematical Practice in addition to content standards. When we are able to infuse our lessons...Read more

How to Express Regularity in Repeated Reasoning with Fact Families At the Middle School Level

March 1, 2017 at 1:39 PM

I have been seeing the usefulness of teaching fact families at the middle school level. As a result, I have been thinking about how students look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning...Read more

Attend to Precision in the K–8 Classroom: Math Standard 6

September 13, 2016 at 2:32 PM

Today’s Standard for Mathematical Practice, Attend to Precision, is one of the ones I work with the most in my classroom. Students can engage in some great discussions about precision. Also, when you...Read more

Three Ways to Use Appropriate Tools Strategically (Mathematical Practice 5)

August 11, 2016 at 6:30 AM

There is a great deal to say about how to use appropriate tools strategically, which is Mathematical Practice 5 from the Common Core State Standards. It is simple to say that this standard is about...Read more

3 Ways to Reason Abstractly and Quantitatively in the Middle School Classroom

May 12, 2016 at 7:00 AM

In this post I will share several ways that you can use Mathematical Practice 2 in your classroom. For me, this practice was one of the more confusing ones when I first tried to understand it. I hope...Read more

How to Make Sense of Problems and Persevere in Solving Them, K–8

April 21, 2016 at 11:30 AM

Making sense of problems and persevering in them is Mathematical Practice 1, a part of the Common Core Mathematical Practices. This post covers this standard and how it can be simplified for grades...Read more

Two Ways You Can Begin to Implement the Math Practice Standards

March 28, 2016 at 9:00 AM

The eight Standards for Mathematical Practice, often called the math practice standards, are part of the Common Core. Don’t get confused as they are referred to in so many ways: the math practices,...Read more

Welcome to the Progress in Math Blog

March 2, 2016 at 2:33 PM

I am so glad that you found this math blog among all the possible sites you might have landed on through the Internet, and I hope you keep with me as I continue to develop the blog. What you will...Read more

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